Yes! Over 500 of us hypnotists have unionized to protect our right to provide you with an alternative to more expensive (and often less effective) for personal growth.
We are a local of the AFL-CIO and a new organization, but we are growing and I invite graduates to join – especially in Rhode Island, a strong union state. Here is what they write on their webpage:
- The National Federation of Hypnotists OPEIU-AFL-CIO is an independent organization that functions as the political affiliate of the National Guild of Hypnotists. It is chartered as Local 104 of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) of the AFL-CIO and CLC, the union that represents physicians, nurses, chiropractors, podiatrists, acupuncturists, midwives and other health care workers. OPEIU has represented hypnotists since 1980. Affiliation with the AFL-CIO gives hypnotists access to the political and legislative apparatus of the AFL-CIO at every level of State and Federal Government.
- The Federation, or NFH 104 for short, has a national jurisdiction with members throughout the United States, Canada and England. NFH 104 has done more to protect the rights of hypnotists to practice that all of the other hypnotist organizations combined. Any hypnotist may join NFH 104 provided that you support the standards recommended for the practice of hypnosis and have a minimum of 100 hours of training in hypnosis.
- NFH 104 maintains an exhaustive database of legislation, maintains a national legislation watch regarding laws that might effect the right of hypnotists to practice, and has a good record of success intervening in specific states to protect the rights of individual practitioners who are under media or political attack.
Congratulations to new Certified Hypnotist and Rhode Island Hypnosis Training graduate Brian Fernandes on being the most recent Rhode Island certified hypnotist to join Local 104.